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What does God want from me? What does it mean to believe in someone? John 6: 29 A Poem

Updated on June 19, 2013
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John 6:29

" Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

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be•lievebɪˈliv(v.)-lieved, -liev•ing.

  1. (v.i.)to have confidence in the truth, existence, reliability, or value of something.

  2. to have religious faith.

  3. (v.t.)to have confidence or faith in the truth of:

    I can't believe that story.

  4. to have confidence in the assertions of (a person).

  5. to hold as an opinion; suppose; think:

    I believe they are out of town



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Around the corner and across the world there are people who want to know

“What does God want from me?”

Religion replies “Come to me, I know the answer,

Here is what you do”.

But each creed is different; it’s so hard to choose,

How do I know which is right?

This one keeps lists; and that one wants money,

Another directs what to wear.

They all sound so good, so sincere, so convincing

What if I choose the wrong one?

Does it have to be this hard? Is there a better way

To find out what God wants?

I turn to the Bible to find out what’s true

And this is what it says:

“Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.”

That doesn’t sound tough, it’s simple enough.

But really what does it mean?

The work of God is no work at all,

It’s more like an attitude.

To believe in someone, really believe in them

Is the kind of thing that defines a person.

Your heart is focused on all that they are

Your mind, tuned to every word.

Your actions strive to imitate them

You’ll do whatever they say.

Your trust, your faith, the hope of your life,

Is bound up in who they are.

Their word is your command

You desire to please, to show your love,

To be worthy of their notice.

This is how you believe.

The next question to ask is “Who to believe in?”

Who is the one that God sent?

The answer’s in John, throughout the whole book

Jesus is the one.

He clearly says in chapter 8 verse 42 (among other verses)

“Jesus said to them, “If God were your father, you would love me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on my own initiative, but He sent me.”

Jesus is worthy of all of our worship, our sacrifice and our belief.

He came to earth as one of us and died on the cross for our sins.

His love is so great, so deep and so wide

He deserves every ounce of our belief.

This is what God wants.

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